Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/20/14
Seattle Mariners (83-70) at Houston Astros (67-87)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Chris Young (R) (12-8) (3.375) vs. Dallas Keuchel (L) (11-9) (2.953)
The Line: Houston Astros -108 / Seattle Mariners -102 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-NW, CSN-HOU
The Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros play Saturday night at Minute Maid Park.
The Seattle Mariners have lost six of their last 10 games and are 13 games above .500. Despite scoring 10 runs in Friday’s victory, the Mariners have been held to three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Mariners have lost seven of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Dustin Ackley is coming off a two-homerun performance and Robinson Cano has hit in seven of his last nine games. The Seattle Mariners have an ERA of 3.03, which is the best in baseball. Chris Young takes the mound, and he’s 12-8 with a 3.33 ERA and has 105 strikeouts in 162 innings. Young is 4-0 with a 3.13 ERA in five career starts against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros have lost four straight and have dropped to 20 games below a .500 record. The Astros are also having a hard time scoring runs, being held to three or less in eight of their last 11 games. The Astros have lost five of their last six games when being held to three or less runs. Robbie Grossman has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games and Jose Altuve has 18 hits in his last nine games. The Houston Astros have an ERA of 4.15, which is 25th in the majors. Starting is Dallas Keuchel, who is 11-9 with a 3.00 ERA and has 138 strikeouts in 192 innings. Keuchel is 2-3 with a 2.50 ERA in six career games against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 4-1 in Youngs last 5 road starts and 7-2 in Youngs last 9 starts overall. The Astros are 3-8 in Keuchels last 11 starts during game 2 of a series and 4-0 in Keuchels last 4 starts overall.
I think it goes without saying that this game means a ton more to the Mariners, who are still fighting for their playoff lives. Give me Seattle for the excellent price with Young on the mound.